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Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Gustavus Halls Scott, Commander of the USS Saranac

From Wikipedia.

Yesterday and earlier in the week, I mentioned that the USS Saranac was commanded by Captain Gustavus H. Scott in its search for the CSS Shenandoah.  Lt. James Waddell of the CSS Shenandoah incorrectly thought the mysterious ship that his ship encountered while returning to England to surrender was the USS Saranac commanded by Capt. Walke.  I have come across nothing saying that the Saranac went to the Atlantic Ocean while searching for the Shenandoah.

Gustavus Halls Scott (1812-1882).  Served in the Second Seminole War and the Civil War and eventually rose the rank of rear admiral and once, after the war, commanded the North Atlantic Squadron.

He was born in Virginia 13 June 1812.

--Old B-Runner

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